mR_fr0g (3106) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Watford jdw. Aroma is sweet raisin bread and gooey caramel. Copper colour with a thin a lasting off white head. Flavour is raisin caramel and biscuit. Nice complex malt depth. Medium body and palate. Nice.
wimpyjoe (3871) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ White Hart, Todmorden. A lighter brown coloured ale with a small head. It has an understated toffee sweet aroma and taste.
sotav (4) - Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark chocolate notes but not too overpowering - balanced nicely with the bitter hops. Lovely deep reddish-brown colour and tan head. So glad I had the chance to try it out before it fell out of season again.
danlo (1161) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Maidenhead Inn, Basingstoke. Clear dark brown-amber colour, foam off white head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt & chocolate. Sweetish earthy malty flavour with nutty, biscuit & treacle notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, boozy finish. Quite OK.
evergreen0199 (2011) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Metropolitan Bar (W’Spoons), Baker Street, London. A ruby/brown coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Fruity, malty aroma. Tastes fruity, malty, caramel. Decent English Christmas ale.
BeerViking (2467) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Michael Balcon JDW, deep red-brown with a lasting white ring, nutty fruity malt on the nose, lovely malty body with notes of fruit and spices, and a faint citrus tang, very nice indeed.
jjsint (768) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ The Railway Inn (JDW), Rushden. Mid-brown, translucent, decent head. Aroma of chocolate malt, not particularly strong. Taste sweet fading to astringent sour/bitter. Nice rounded finish. A very British Christmas beer from a brewery close to my heart.
mr_h (2861) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Society Room, Glasgow - clear amber brown, thin compact off-white head, strong malty aroma, excellent film of lacing, quite a harsh malty flavour, prolonged leafy malty aftertaste
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at The Playhouse, Colchester. Poured a clear dark amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is red berry fruit and malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a hop bitter weak malt palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation. A nice fruitfy malt bitter Christmas ale, but far from the best.
SarkyNorthener (1943) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@the avion, aldridge. Dark copper beer with medium head and good lacing. Aroma of malts. Taste is dark malts, a little treacle, fruits and hoppiness. Decent beer.